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Sting operation in Chapel Hill targets underage drinking

Chapel Hill police made seven arrests of adults Friday charged with giving or selling malt beverages to a minor, according to a report released Monday.

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Chapel Hill police made seven arrests of adults Friday charged with giving or selling malt beverages to a minor, according to a report released Monday.

Lt. Kevin Gunter, spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police Department, said the arrests were the result of a coordinated effort of underage buyers working with police to identify places where minors were being sold alcohol.

The following people were arrested:

  • Laura Faye Chamberlain, 24, at 1001 Hamilton Road
  • Angela Denise Leak, 48, at 618 Weaver Dairy Road
  • Ward Mckinely Collins, 22, at 100 Europa Drive
  • Rupesh F. Britto, 25, at 504 W. Franklin St.
  • Merrick Nichols Rahl, 29, at 501 Meadomont Lane
  • Juan Manuel Gonzaliz-Martinez, 31, at 128 E. Franklin St.
  • Tonya Renee Smith, 33, at 1200 Raleigh Road

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